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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 16 Highlights: Bengaluru mural with COVID-19 twist goes viral

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 16 Highlights: Meanwhile, 213 cases were reported from across the state on Monday whereas 180 patients recovered from the infection. While the total recoveries are 4,135, as many as 2987 cases are still active in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 17, 2020 8:22:31 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 16 Highlights: Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said that the private hospitals in the state would be roped in to treat COVID-19 patients and the government will fix rates for everything, from testing to treatment.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Monday, Sudhakar said, “private nursing homes and corporate hospitals, with a large number of beds, will have to set up isolation wards and come forward to treat COVID-19 patients in coming days. The government will fix rates and it will be uniform across the state. Maybe there will be some variation for Bengaluru.”

The instructions will be issued in this regard soon by the state government. “Only government hospitals alone cannot provide treatment, hence both private and government sectors should join hands to control coronavirus,” he added.

Meanwhile, 213 cases were reported from across the state on Monday whereas 180 patients recovered from the infection. While the total recoveries are 4,135, as many as 2987 cases are still active in the state.

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00:05 (IST)17 Jun 2020
Karnataka govt issues order banning online classes up to Class 5

Days after Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar announced a ban on online classes up to the fifth standard across schools in the state, an official order issued on Monday has finally put an end to private schools conducting the same.

As per the order, schools affiliated to different boards — ICSE, CBSE, state syllabus, and others including international boards — are directed to stop holding online classes for students from kindergarten (LKG, UKG) to Class 5.

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23:52 (IST)16 Jun 2020
A Bengaluru mural features iconic scene from film Titanic with COVID-19 twist

A mural in Bengaluru of an iconic scene from the film Titanic features a twist to highlight the importance of wearing a mask and physical distancing to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.

Instead of the scene where one character is holding the other, the mural features them standing apart with surgical masks on their faces.

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20:06 (IST)16 Jun 2020
First Covid-19 death in Karnataka Police: A traffic cop who was set to retire next month

A 59-year-old assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police (traffic) from Bengaluru, who died of cardiac arrest on Monday, has tested positive for COVID-19. His death makes it the first case in Karnataka Police related to the novel coronavirus.

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17:35 (IST)16 Jun 2020
All primary contacts of Covid-positive employee tested negative: BMTC

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation Tuesday confirmed test results of all primary contacts of the employee who tested positive earlier this month. "All 7 persons identified as primary contacts with Covid patient have tested negative," a statement read.

A driver-cum-conductor, who had a travel history to Kalaburagi and Vijayapura, had contracted the infection last week.

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17:18 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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16:39 (IST)16 Jun 2020
CM to request Modi for more relaxations in State

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday said he would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi for more relaxations, as he made it clear that COVID-19 lockdown measures were not required in the state anymore.

“The lockdown is not required for Karnataka, we will request for more relaxations,” Yediyurappa said in response to a question about video conferencing with the Prime Minister. Speaking to reporters here, he said, “I will request him (PM) to make way for- people to lead a normal life and for the improvement in the economic situation.”

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16:10 (IST)16 Jun 2020
BBMP sets up Automated Composting Unit in Electronic City

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) along with Electronics City Industrial Township Authority(ELCITA) has set up an Automated Composting Unit that converts organic waste to compost in just 24 hours in Electronics City

According to BBMP officials, based on heat generated technology, the Automated Composting Units can compost 50 Kg to 5 tonnes of waste per day.

The BBMP has also set up a Centralized Command Control Centre under Smart City project in Electronic city to learn about their multiple operations like SWM, street lights, water, traffic, smart parking etc. being monitored from their Command Control Centre.

15:49 (IST)16 Jun 2020
IN PICS | Bengaluru gets ready-made drains ahead of monsoon

In a new initiative expected to speed up construction and maintenance of Bengaluru’s shoulder-drain network, BBMP began fixing them in HSR Layout on Tuesday.

15:21 (IST)16 Jun 2020
IISc develops tool to assess workplaces that are ready to reopen

As workplaces are readying to begin operations after the coronavirus lockdown, an online self-assessment tool developed at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) could come in handy for many.

Named ‘COVID-19 Workplace Readiness Indicator,’ the tool has been developed by a team of IISC researchers in collaboration with the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA).

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14:37 (IST)16 Jun 2020
BBMP sets up transit camp to help migrants

Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Tuesday set up a transit camp at Tripura Vasini, Palace Grounds to help migrants wishing to go back to their home states.

"The train travel is free and in case there is a delay, free stay and food will also be provided at the camp. The helpline number 9480685888 may be contacted for more details," BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar said.

13:46 (IST)16 Jun 2020
Karnataka govt to observe 'Mask Day' on June 18

In a bid to strengthen its awareness-spreading initiatives in the combat against the coronavirus pandemic, the Karnataka government has decided to observe 'Mask Day' on June 18.

Confirming the same, Chief Minister Yediyurappa said film actors, sportspersons, and other celebrities would take part in the same which would begin from the Ambedkar statue in Bengaluru's Vidhana Soudha premises.

"The same will be followed across all district and taluk headquarters as well. This initiative is expected to spread more awareness on wearing masks and how important it is for us to break the chain of infections," Yediyurappa said. He added that all concerned officers have been directed to penalise and take strict action against those failing to maintain social distancing norms and to wear masks.

13:23 (IST)16 Jun 2020
Karnataka CM participates in Dhanvantari Maha Yagam to drive away COVID-19

Seeking divine intervention to safeguard humanity from the COVID-19, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday participated in Dhanvantari Maha Yagam conducted by Shankar Mutt in Bengaluru.

Medical Education minister Dr Sudhakar, tourism minister CT Ravi and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya were also present at the event.

12:11 (IST)16 Jun 2020
ACP (traffic ) of VV Puram Police station passes away due to COVID-19 just days before his retirement

A 59 year old ASI (traffic) from VV Puram traffic police station in Bengaluru passed away on June 14 due to cardiac arrest has been tested COVID19 positive. This is the first death of a Police in Karnataka due to Coronavirus.

According to police sources, one more ASI of the same station has tested positive and he is admitted to a designated hospital in the city.

11:57 (IST)16 Jun 2020
Karnataka man fires shots in air while threatening tenants to pay rent

The Karnataka police Monday arrested a house owner in Belagavi district after he fired shots in the air on Sunday night threatening his tenants to vacate his premises due to delay in payment of rent.

According to the police, the incident took place in Chikkodi at a residence opposite B K College on Ankali Road around 10.15 pm on Sunday.

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11:17 (IST)16 Jun 2020
Bengaluru now has 191 active containment zones

Bengaluru’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Monday identified 49 new containment zones within the BBMP limits taking the total number to 191.

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10:41 (IST)16 Jun 2020
Bengaluru police launch app to protect senior citizens

Bengaluru city Police along with Nightingales Medical Trust, launched the 'Bengaluru Elderly Protection Project' App on Monday evening.

Bengaluru City police commissioner Bhaskar Rao released the App in the police commissioner's office.

Speaking to reporters, Rao said "we will work endlessly to keep senior citizens safe by regularly taking feedback and suggestions. Senior citizens make up for 20 per cent of the city's population and their safety is our priority."

09:32 (IST)16 Jun 2020
24X7 tele ICU started in Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences

Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan remotely inaugurated the 24X7 tele Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) on Monday.

According to Ashwath Narayan, at GIMS, the tele ICU facility will consist of a team of 10 expert doctors and trained nurses, who will remotely supervise and provide round-the-clock ICU facilities to 26 patients.

“Using features such as Cloud Physician, it is possible to ensure that maximum number of patients get ICU treatment. Tele ICUs employed RADAR and high resolution cameras to interact with patients,” he said.

08:54 (IST)16 Jun 2020
PU department ready to conduct PUC English exams following SOP by health dept

The Department of Pre-university Education (DPUE) has asked the district-level officials to ensure all the safety measures in place as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Health department for the II PUC English exam which is scheduled for Thursday (June 18).

The department has assured that each examination centre will have a pharmacist and an Asha worker to assist in case of emergency. According to SOP, all students should get their hands sanitised and compulsorily wear masks before entering the examination hall.

The exam will be held at over 1016 centres across the state. Students and staff will be subjected for medical check-up before entering the exam hall. Those with symptoms like cough, cold or fever will be allowed to write the exam in a separate room.

08:29 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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Operations will commence in a phased manner.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC) is to resume operations to Andhra Pradesh in a phased manner from June 17.

According to KSRTC, in the first phase, services will be operated from Bengaluru to Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadri, Puttaparthi, Kalayanadurga, Rayadurga, Kadapa, Prodatur, Mantralaya, Tirupathi, Chittoor, Madanapalli, Nellore and Vijayawada.

Another route is From Bellary to Vijayawada, Anantapur, Kurnool and Mantralaya. The bus services will also be operated from Raichur to Mantralaya and Shahpur to Kurnool and Mantralya.

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Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.

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